Marco Balmer Application 2006

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About me

My name is Marco Balmer. I am a 26 years old computer scientist and living in Bern, Switzerland. I am member of the JSF since April 2004 and I did several Jabber/XMPP based projects in the past.

Jabber/XMPP Projects

I am operating the swissjabber-server. With about ~8000 users since Nov 2002 a good project for me and I hope for the users too. ;)


  • Working on the jabber sms transport aspsms-t
  • Wrote some small bot's (Swiss phonebook, english<>german translation, Eliza psychoo) available on jabber://

Jabber documentation

On the swissjabber website, I am working on a lot of easy documentations for jabber beginners. We also begun to translate this docs to other languages.

Plans for the future

  • Operation of swissjabber
  • Development of aspsms-t
  • Working still on easy documentations for jabber beginners

Jabber - Why I like it

Open protocols are the best way to communicate.

Why I'm reapplying

I believe jabber is a very good thing and I've still a lot to do. ;)